Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tea party continued.....

You might be asking yourself, "I wonder what kind of goodies
we will be having today at Starrydeborahs tea party."
Well, let me show you!

We are having mini spinach and cheese quiche tarts along with lemon sugar cookies, petite palmiers, which are a french type of cookie that just melts in your mouth! and of course, no tea party would be complete without chocolate, peppermint brownies today!
I've also brewed a pot of french vanilla caramel tea and as you can see from my tea cup, I love lots of cream and sugar in mine! lol

Ohhhh, I see another quote has appeared!
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"Where there's tea there's hope."
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Sir Arthur Pinero

Isn't that a sweet saying? I think it's sooo true, because when you sit down with a cup of tea, it causes you to put perspective to your situation and at least for me, it brings me back to the realization that I have sooo many blessings and life is good. My hope for you today, is that you will also find this celebration of tea to do the same for you.

Look at this beautiful tea pot! My sister in law gave it to me a few years ago as a birthday gift.
It's an antique and I love it so much. Today I will use it to put the names of all of you for the tea cup giveaway, hmmmm, still looks empty.









Here's a few did you know's regarding tea!
Did you know:

1.There is no taxation on tea.
because of an historical event that you all remember learning in school about, the Boston Tea Party!
2.Tea is the second most popular drink in the world, after water.
3. It takes about 2,000 to 3,000 leaves to make one pound of processed tea.
4.The British drink approximately three cups of tea per day.


Okay, I'll be back in a bit for more tea fun.
Don't forget to check the previous post if you just now joined us.
and write out a comment so we'll know you are here taking tea with us today :)
deborah

8 comments:

mimi said...

Oh chocolate and peppermint two of my most favorite things---how did you know---please pass me a brownie
YUMMY!!!!

pops said...

spinach and cheese tarts are just my favorite treat!!! how did you know! everything looks so incredibly yummy and the teapot is precious! i knew but i do find it amazing that tea is the second most popular drink in the world...but then with more thought it is so versatile...the flavors are endless and it is so perfect...there really is no wonder!

ok...i am going to go back to my little spinach and cheese tarts...mmmmmmm fabulous!

starrynightimpressions said...

Hi ladies,
This is so fun!
I feel like we are really having tea together :)
and this way we can all just sit in our pjs and no one knows! lol
deborah

starrynightimpressions said...

In my defense, regarding the pj's, it's still morning here in Calif, lol.

BarkerBell Herbs and Heirlooms said...

You have outdone yourself, my dear, the mini spinach and cheese quiche tarts are divine and brownies! The tea you brewed sounds delightful as well. I take a bit of cream and sugar in mine too please.

Tam

JoyAnna said...

I would love a lemon sugar cookie, well maybe two or even three and a Chocolate peppermint brownie - could not be anything but delidious!
What a great day to enjoy a tea party!

JoyAnna said...

Never mind I can't spell -
delicious- not delidious. And they are delicious and they look as pretty as they taste!
Brenda of JoyAnna

myeuropeantouch said...

Omh, omg...I am late ...so much going on at the house today ( outa breath). It's raining cats and dogs (sorry pops) here in Florida and an other cold front is right on that ones heal...
My tea is steaming and smells heavenly. How is everybody, so good to see you all here! Streusel, anyone? Brought some home made apple strudel with streussel on top, help yourself girls...
Hmmmm, trying to relax now...Oh starry , my lovely gift came today a just absolutin adorable tea cup in pink... something to safe you know...
Monika